Inter Milan’s defensive record is the best in Europe at this stage of the season, and they could break an historic Juventus record in Serie A.

Italian news outlet highlight the fact that the Nerazzurri could finish the season with the fewest goals conceded in the history of the Italian top flight.

It would not be inaccurate to say that Inter’s defense has been the bedrock of their charge for the Serie A title this season.

The Nerazzurri have kept a whopping nineteen clean sheets in thirty matches in the league so far this season.

That has seen Inter concede just fourteen goals in total.

The Gazzetta notes the fact that Inter did not face a single shot on target in the second half of their match against Empoli last week.

The Tuscans were desperately chasing a goal in that half. Trailing, they needed to score to get anything from the match, and are in a relegation battle.

But Inter’s defense held firm.

This, the Gazzetta suggests, is a microcosm of Inter’s remarkable defensive solidity this campaign.

Inter Could Break Juventus Defensive Record In Serie A

Now, over the rest of the season, Inter will have their eye on the record books in Serie A.

The Nerazzurri have currently conceded the fewest goals of any team in a major European league. Their defensive record is superior to those of Arsenal, PSV, or Bayer Leverkusen.

And in an historical context, Inter are getting close to something special.

The Nerazzurri’s nineteen clean sheets are two away from the all-time record in Serie A – held jointly by several teams – of 21. That means that with three more matches without conceding a goal, they would become the record holders.

And Inter would also seem to have a real shot of breaking the record for fewest goals conceded in a Serie A season.

The current holders of that record are Juventus. In both the 2011-12 and 2015-16 seasons, the Bianconeri shipped a total of twenty goals.

If Inter concede fewer than six goals over the remainder of the current campaign, they will break that record.